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 CONOMIST  VOI;. III.  NELSON, B." C, WEDNESDAY .'^NOVEMBER ,15, i399.';  NO.  38  THE   NELSON ECONOMIST is ���issued svery Wednesday  "1 o  at the City of Nelson, B. C, by D. M. Carley. Subscrip-  ��� lion : $2.00 per annum ; if paid m advance, $1.50.  Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfully  solicited. Only articles of merit will be advertised in  -these columns, and the interests of readers will be can-  fully guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless  articles.  Notjce.���There   arc   several hundred  readers of  The  " Economist beshmd in their subscriptions.    No doubt this  is attributable to neglect and all   that  will be required (o  ensure a hasty response is this gentle,reminder.  KRUGER may possess many virtues, but an  . honest regard for his promises is not one of  them. If he had adhered strictly to his implied professions to deal honestly and fairly with the investors  who supplied the capital to develop the Transvaal  "the   war    that     is     being     waged     against  illS  country would   have   been   avoided.      In   1884   he  visited London and invited  capital   to   develop   the  mining interests of the Transvaal, and when asked if  any disabilities would be   imposed, the cunning   old  ��� hypocrite replied that the question was hurtful to his  feelings in that it suggested the possibilities of injustice that certainty would   not be contemplated.      On  the strength of   his professions of   honesty   and   fair  treatment he sold mining   rights   to    British, United  States, German and French investors.  The following  statement of   the situation in the   Transvaal and exposure of Kruger's hypocrisy is condensed  from  the  Toronto Mnil and ���Empirr.      After  the   President of  the Transvaal Republic had   succeeded   in   enlisting  foreign capital and people  flocked   in, oppression   at  once began.    The taxes were levied unequally ; they  were heavy in the case of the Uitlanders, and light in  the case of the Boers ; the Boer farmer   pays  next to  nothing.    By Kruger the privilege of selling supplies  to the Uitlanders was given   to  favored  monopolies,  which bribed both the Executive and the Legislature  in order to get them.      Kruger has sold  to the monopolists the right to tax the foreigners, in   the  Transvaal,-., and has pocketed the money  that   these   monopolists paid. ;    Kruger   prohibits,   the. rise  of   the  English language in any 'public   proceedings   iii  the  Transvaal.    English must   not   be   spoken   in   the  Legislature ; nor must it be spokeirin the courts ; nor  must it be spoken or taught   in   the   schools.      No  British subject in litigation in the  Transvaal   knows  whatjjthe courts are doing with him or  with his case, .  although he pays the bulk;.of the. money  which  sustains the courts.       But he does   know   that the decisions in important   cases   are   dictated   by   Kruger.;  Kruger rules the judges and dismisses them if   they  decline to give the unjust, decisions which " for  reasons of State" he has ordered them to render.  The British subject pays more for the schools than  dees the Boer ; but' he cannot' use them unless he  permits his children to become Dutch. After paying  Tor the, Public schools which he cannot use, the English-speaking citizen has ' provided at his own expense schools' where English is spoken ; a bill  prohibiting the existence of these private ��� English  schools was recently introduced in the Legislature,,  and came within two votes of-being carried. The _.  British have built Johannesburg ; but no man tof British birth is allowed in the City Council; the Mayor  is a Boer, appointed by Kruger ; ��� the city management is corrupt and rotten, and despite the high  taxes, there is not even a sewer in the place. The  police are'Boers, armed to the teeth; policemen who  shot a British subject in cold blood were acquitted on  the ground that the murdered man was only an Englishman, and were then promoted from the ranks to  o'fhcial positions. Formerly British subjects could  vote after one year's residence in the Transvaal; but  Kruger has altered that ; a fifteen years' probation is  required in order to secure the franchise, and then  the tight to vote is withheld upon some flimsy pretext. .No Roman Catholic can vote or hold an office.,  even though one of his parents should be a Boer,  neither has a Jew any civil rights. Nobody but a  Boer can get in the Legislature or hold the smallest  office. The British subject who complains of Kru- '  ger's tyranny is, according to law, guilty of treason.  Public meetings are prohibited ; they are treasonable.  The public press must not speak tbe truth, or voice  a complaint. Should a paper protest against tyranny  it is suspended. Kruger's dream is the extension of  the mediaeval oligarchy throughout South Africa and  the establishment of Krugerism from the Cape to the  Transvaal border.  From the foregoing it will be seen that Kruger is  not the honest old man he Wild have the world believe he is. He appears to possess a marvellous  genius for imposing upon strangers, but he is now  called upon to pay the price of his hypocrisy.  Within the past few weeks Nelson has been honored with visits frpui two Cabinet Ministers, When  it is considered that tlie Legislature will convene in  the'course of a.few weeks, and that since the last  session the Government has suffered serious defections from its ranks, the peregrinations of Cab-net  Ministers throughout the Province'.may .be regarded  as supporting the theory that the. Government is  conscious of its own weakness and is preparing for an  immediate election. Assuming such to be the case,  it may not be out of   place to consider  the   record of  is  vnumfmntmmmnmraatm  HWAUHHLNMllU!dlUMllUIU.MmUH  ���kV�� THE NELSON ECONOMIST'  the Cotton-Semlin combination since it was entrusted  with the control of the affairs of the country by  Lieut.-Governbr Mclnnes fifteen months ago.  When the present Government succeeded to'power,  British Columbia stood high in the London financial  market. A policy which had for its main object the  destruction of existing economic conditions has  changed all this, and where ouce British Columbia  loans were eagerly sought, under the new regime  they have actually been peddled around London, and  ' when met with refusal every where, they had'" to ben  taken to the firm which had handled a previous loan.  This firm had been maligned by gentlemen now composing the Government when in opposition. This  shows the faith London financiers place in the present  Government.  The general inaction of the Government will also,  be discussed during the forthcoming campaign. Under the plea of economy', the Government has failed  to keep up with the development of the country. The  building of roads, trails and bridges has been"practically abandoned. The Government , could -offer  $1,060,000 for a Pacific cable, but they, have no  money with which to open up the country. Complaints come from every quarter of niggardly treat-  merit on the part of the Government, and in no way  has the peculiar brand of economy been demonstrated  more false and unwise than in the reduction of the  salaries of officials. A 25 per cent, reduction in  salaries has driven good men out of the service, and  their places have been filled with unreliable clerks.  In this respect alone, the candidate of .the Government, when the time, comes, will have a day' of reckoning. Undue interference with the duties of Provincial police officers has seriouslyTmpaired the efficiency  of the force, and the administration of justice in  British Columbia is no longer something of which to  boast. In order to indulge in a policy of " false  economy," police protection is not what it was a few  years ago, and as-a consequence, crime has increased  and the perpetrators of these crimes are permitted to  escape punishment. Under the old Government the  criminal had a healthy respect for the administration  of justice, but now he can ignore the laws of the land  and give free reiu to his propensity for law-breaking.  The Turner Government made adequate provision  for hospital accommodation in the outlying districts  of British Columbia. The Cotton-Semlin Government, no doubt on the advice of Joseph Martin, has  withdrawn Government support to the hospitals, and  there is no longer provision made for medical attendance. Situated as is British Columbia, one of the  great requisites of isolated district s is provision for  the sick. The Cotton-Semlin Government, has practically absolved itself from any responsibility in this  respect., ���;, i ���  Government.     The great need of  British Columbia  has been capital to develop the resources of the Province.      Much   has beeu accomplished in the way of  bringing capital into the country,-and  surely   it was  not expecting too much that conditions  under which '  investments were made should remain  as  they were,,  or that the representatives of all  interests should be  heard before radical changes were'' made  in  existing  economic conditions.      Any  attempt jto legislate one  interest out of .existence   only   provokes'  resistance   ,  from that;interest,- which   has   been   the  case in the '  mining legislation of the present Government.      Organized labor has rights that should not be^ignpred,  but capital has also rights that should  be   protected.  A Government that dares deprive0 either   organized  labor or capital of its inalienable rights or privileges  is guilt}' of class legislation.  '   Labor is just as essential as capital to the prosperity of a countr)', and'each  should be dealt with without limiting the other in its  true sphere of operation.      A  Government  that will,  deprive one of its just  rights   to-day, vvi 1   for   tern- ���  porary power take away the rights of   the  other  tomorrow.,   If   the Government   had   refrained   from  interfering between the mine-owners and  the' miners,  of the'Slocan, there would have been no break in the  harmonious relations existing between labor and capital in that district.      Not   only must it  now assume  the responsibility of   breaking   faith   with  the mine-  owners, but it must also, answer for the loss   to labor  that has been incurred by its legislation  of last  session relating to mines.  The above are only a few of the sins of which the  Cotton-Semlin Government have been guilty. Within a few months the electors of British Columbia will,  in all probability, be asked to pass judgment upon  the violators of the constitution and the privileges of  the people. What the verdict will be, it is very easy  to prophecy. This Province cannot entrust its future- ���  to politicians who subvert the rights of the people"  and engage in experimental legislation.  Engaging in class legislation, similar in many respects to that indulged in by President Kruger, is not  the least of  the many shortcomings of   the   present  In an Irish paper to hand, it,is announced that at.  the quarterly meeting of the Cloumel Corporation, an  effort was made to adopt a resolution expressing  sympathy for the Boers. Different speeches were  made, but the one that seemed to carry most weight,  was that of Mr. Clancy. According to the report,  Mr. Clancy asked did they know the Boers were de-  scendents of the Hollanders who came over with  William of Orange, and were at the ' seige of Limerick against.Sarsfield in 1690, arid that many of them  came over hi 1691 to break the treaty of Limerick ?���;."���  Had they looked into the history of the thing at all I  He had studied it, and had conferred 'with'[officers ���  and soldiers and civilians who had been on the spot,  and he believed that there was^nota more wretched  or pertinacious population in the vv hole world than ���  the Boers. They left their country undeveloped, until English, Scotch, Irish and other nationalities  went there, and discovered the mines for them,! and  put their capital into them and made the country  what it was.    And yet these men were not allowed  re^.'T~^*;W-c��^fca,'S^^  \��*^:&^r&*&d THE NELSON-ECONOMIST  the simplest rights of citizens. They had been  struggling in Ireland for the franchise, and they had  won almost manhood suffrage, and yet the men who  left that country and put their brains and capital into  the Transvaal and developed it, were not allowed a  show in a land of which they were the chief proprietors, and where they paid four-fifths of the, taxes.  The history of the Boer toward the black man was  not creditable either. Mr. Clancy's speech carried  the day, for the Clonmel Corporation adjourned  without voting on the resolution.  The Canadian contingent reached St. Vincent,  Cape Verde Islands, last Sunday. Kruger, the day  of your doom approaches ! ��� ���  In a letter to the Boston Herald, yvhich was written j ust before the outbreak of hostilities, the Rt.  Rev. Anthony Gaughran, Roman Catholic bishop'of  Kimberly, has set forth in no uncertain terms that  England seldom had a more just ocause for a war  than for <-he one she is now waging in South Africa.  ���" The state of things in the Transvaal," writes Bishop  Gaughran, ll was,a scandal to the nations. * * I  am, not an Englishman, as you know, nor are my  sympathies in general with Fjigland, but in .this case  1 do believe that England will do credit to our common humanity by forcing a small state calling itself a  republic to give equal rights to all."  The Tramway Company has no just reason to  complain of the treatment received from the corporation of Neiscn. On the other hand, the citizens  should throw no obstacle in the way of the Tramway  Company reaping fair returns on its investment. But  when the Tramway Company assumes that it owns  tae city and proceeds along the lines that it only has  rights that are bound to be respected, then it devolves  upon the citizens to bring the Company to a realization of its duties. In the controversy now going 011  between the Tramway Company' and Aid. Fletcher,  the latter appears to have the best ol the argument.  we think Aid. Fletcher has demonstrated clearly  and conclusively that the Tramway Company has  assumed a position to which it was not entitled.  However, there appears to be a better understanding  now, and it is not likely that the Company will again  place itself in a position that might arouse prejudices,  which would take years to live down. We hope the  tramway may become a paying investment, but we  further trust that nothing������ will be done- that might  be construed as a desire to override .the will of the  citizens^ A fair field and no favorsiit should have,  but nothing more.  .; Mi;   A lady friend of Thk Economist writes suggesting  "that/the tramway -'.'officials, should   '' get  their   heads  together and make a wood pavement for their track."  m  ��� "���;��� The' troubles between the mine-owners and miners  dojnot appear to be growing any nearer sertlement  than they were a few weeks ago. The manager of  the London and  B. C. Gold  Fields  denies  that  his  company ever contemplated the importation of Italian'  labor to work their mines, and it is reported from the  Slocan that only two Italians have so far been0 engaged to take the places of,the miners who left' the  mines last summer. There have been many suggestions as to the best means of settling the disputes, hut  notone appears to meet with the approbation of both  parties.  ' '  The licensed victuallers of Nelson have organized,  and not altogether for social reasons. .The association, may take a hand in municipal politics.  The city wharf is in just the right state to  place  the municipal council in the position of defendant in  a damage suit.    Something should be done to make  the structure safe, if, only the substitution  of new,  planks for the broken ones.  The,plans for the proposed Canadian .Pacific yard  at Nelson have been prepared and await the endprsa-  tiou of the representatives of the company. The city  is disposed to deal very generously in the matter of  concessions for divisional -facilities.  It is announced that the trial run of the' Granite  mill is perfectly satisfactory. ,  The widow of a United States senator is about to  go upon the variety stage. Well, why not ? It is  better than keeping a boarding house and groaning  before the boarders. If it comes to that, there are several U. S. senators who could earn their wages more  honestly doing songs and dances than they do at  present, because.they do nothing at present.  The announcement that W. A. Jowett is about to  visit England induces the suspicion that Her,Majesty  will confer a title or so on distinguished colonials  during the Christmas holidays.  Aux Beer has returned from a visit to the coast.  During his presence at the capital city, it is hinted  that pur distinguished citizen may have outlined an  elaborate plan of coalition for the Government. Aid.  Beer is a political general, all right enough.  The Minister of Customs, on. William Patterson,  will reach Nelson this afternoon. He will be taken  in hand by the few remaining adherents of the Liberal party. The activity of the Liberal ministers these  days indicates an early election.  The trouble between the miners and the Gault  Coal Company has been adjlisted* and yesterday Mr.  W. P. Tieriiey received a telegram to the effect that  the company would be able to resume shipments in a  few days. '.  The Miner facetiously refers to the school now  being built on a hill, in the Hume addition as a  "high'' school. The resemblance is sufficient in many  respects to suggest the title of "Lick" observatory.  ���ffi*nWIWlM��J]Mlli  BHWWKsnjsjraaswieM  MnmafimmumiiKHiB EVENTS AND GOSSIP  THE most charitable view that can be taken of  suicides, which by the,way are increasing very  rapidly in this country, "is.that the majority of them  are due to .temporary mental aberration. Grief over  domestic or'financial troubles, causing a constant irritation of the brain nerves until that organ ceases to  perform its normal functions, is the only explanation  that is consistent with the character of many who  have taken their lives on the spur of the moment.  Insanity is now regarded the result of a degenerated  condition of the nerve cells. To say that men who  commit suicide are sane is equivalent to ���saying1 they  were despicable cowards, whereas the lives and characters of many are a complete refutation of such a  * charge. i ;  It is not possible that a sane man who fully accepts  the old orthodox doctrine of reward and punishment,  will deliberately'enter into what he believes is an  eternity of suffering, in order to escape the vexations  and sorrows of the comparatively few years on earth.  Omitting the religious aspect entirely and assuming  that there is no life beyond the grave, the sane man  who premeditatedly kills himself, leaving a helpless  wife and children to struggle with a heartless world,  is a contemptible character at best. He lacks the  manhood to fight life's battles and calmly transfers to  those whom he has sworn to love and protect all the  troubles that he has, sneaked out of and many more  that did not confront.him.     ,  Most cases of suicide are due to insanity or cowardice. There are rare cases in which men, whose  coming or going would not create a ripple in life's  stream, drop out without being honored by a sigh or  tear, leaving no void in the world's great .throng.  Such cases may be due to neither of the above causes.  To the poor tired brain, however, come fantastic  phantoms and queer delusions, the raven tapping at  ' the mental chamber door, until there is no escape except through death. But those who possess a clear  brain and a fair share of true manhood will fight  against ' 'the slings aud arrows of outrageous fortune," and fight manfully to the end, bravely confrontingall difficulties and rising again when they  are cast down ; and although many of these valiant  warriors may never gain a permanent victory, they  will have at the end the satisfaction of 'looking back  A upon a fight well made and can gracefully pass out  of life, leaving no heritage of shame or burden of sorrow upon the innocent souls for whose .condition,'  whatever it may be, they are largely responsible.  which he had been more or less the hero. . "I recol  lect a funny thing," he said, "that occurred in Port  Elizabeth, South Africa, when,'I was traveling  through that country as a barytone singer. The town  is father provincial, and the poundmaster never considers he has any duties to perform. ' The "hall where  I sang was in a portion of the village where donkeys,  goals and other domestic animals held considerable  of the available space: , The night was warm, and the  main entrance was left open for the purpose of permitting fresh air to enter. I had already sung two or  three numbers and was announced to render a ballad  well known in that part of the world entitled, 'Thou  Art Passing Hence, My Brother." It is .full of sympathy and feeling, and as the audience seemed to (be  alive to my work I did my very.best. The orchestra  was reasonably good and I had the audience pretty  well undercontrol. The conclusion of the song contains the words, 'Brother, brother,' and just as I  reached them and my voice was dying away and  everybody seemed spellbound *a full-grown donkey  stuck His head in the door and brayed, 'Ye-haw-wiw !  ye-haw-w-w !' seemingly in answer to my words. The  audience went into convulsions, and the applause I  anticipated was turned into howls of mirth. We had  to stop right there and conclude the programme. The  violinist was all broken up over the incident, and  walking up to me with his bow in his hand said:  'Say, Halle, if you expect to make a success of this  South African tour you have got to keep your relatives away from the front door.'  "On another occasion I sang for the King of Swaziland, old Umbandine, and had for an audience his  600 wives. Young Shepstone, sou of the' famous  Theopholis Shepstone, the man who plunged England into the Zulu war, was with me, and our orchestra consisted of two banjos. We sang light music,  and in concluding I gave them the trill. The old  King jumped down from his throne, rushed.up to me  and wanted to examine my thi oat. I did it for him  several times, and he finally concluded that he could  do it himself. The result was a sound that reminded  one of a broken snare drum being played by a small  boy. He tackled it for two or three days, and gave  it upon the ground that his throat wasn't.built right.  He tried to teach it to several of his family, but without success.' It was about the only thing I did that  seemed to please him, and from that time on-���until I  left I indulged in nothing but songs that had a trill  in them. He always made a close examination after  each piece, and filially stated that there w*s something the matter with me." /'  ��� I  Speaking of singing, there is a nuisance growing in  this country that must sooner or later be checked.    I  Haris"and in the course of a pleasant conversation he    refer to the society amateur singer.    I am not  going  related the following somewhat humorous  stories  of    to seek for the cause of the  existence of the  society  A few years ago, I met  Clifford Halle, son  of Sir  Charles Halle, one of England's  most famous musi-  &$  ^^WMMMM^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST  O  singer, suffice it to say that she is here, more's the  pity, and it looks as if nothing but a special intervention of Providence or an uprising of an infuriated  public would free us from the infliction.   '"  The Almighty has .endowed every human being  with the power to make ? noise. Even the unfortunate dumb animals are able to communicate with'  each other to a limited extent by means of peculiar  sounds, which, by the way, remind one considerably  of the early efforts of those society singers, before  they have acquired the necessary amount of confidence to torture an assemblage without qualms of  conscience. It is this universality of the gift of  sound that doubtless accounts in some measure for  the prevailing plague, although why it should so often make itself evident in a young city like Nelson is  a question yet to be .solved. While every one can  make some kind of noise that may pass for singing,  there is not one in a thousand who can paint a. picture or moiild a statue that would bear even a cursory examination,, and so we have not yet been called  upon to sit and see embryo artists o sketching on a  blackboard, for which we should be duly thankful.  have been invented by these young women who think  they can sing. One of the most popular is for a number of them to form a mutual admiration society and  get up what they call a "music hell"���or something  that sounds very much like that. Invitations are liberally issued, because it is known that the, proportion  of those, outside of the elect, who, accept, is very  small, and is0 mostly confined to the inexperienced,  who have not been through the ordeal. The sufferings of the early Christian martyrs were poignant,  but it is doubtful whether they can be ' compared to  those of the auditor with an ear for music who ha.s to  sit out an average performance of this description,  while he smiles, and smiles, and asks Miss Blank if  she "won't please repeat that charming piece." Why,  the stoicism of the Spartan lad who stood unmoved  while the wolf was gnawing his vitals was nothing in  comparison ! Nor is there any relief until it is over.  The hostess, smiling benignly, keeps a sharp eye on  the exits, to see that no guilty man escapes.  It should scarcely be necessary to mention the ob-,  vious fact that a voice���at least a voice that is worth  exhibiting in public���presupposes quantity, quality  and training. That is to say, there should be, firstly,  sound in sufficient volume ; secondly, melodiousness,  and thirdly, training. The society singer frequently  lacks all three of these qualities, and generally lacks  two of them. In the rare cases where she possesses  all three she is a sure-enough singer and does not belong to the category. When the singer's voice lacks  volume���that is to say, when she has weak lungs,  and is consequently physically incapable of becoming  a singer���the defect is politely glossed over by saying  she has a "chamber" voice. Then the lady should  confine the voice in her boudoir, and1 not insist on  displaying its lean nudity in a parlor or an opera  house, before a miscellaneous crowd of suffering mortals.  It may be said1 thatjihere are plenty of indifferent  voices on the professional stage. That is only too  true. In such cases, however, the auditor pays his  money, and when he is bored can go out and use  strong language about the performer, or relate his  grievances in the papers, neither of, which reliefs is  available in the case of an;amateur entertainment.  Again, it may be said that persons who make such  criticisms do not,enjoy melody, tnat they belong to  the class of base creatures .who.-have "no music in  their souls." This is by no means, the case. On the,  contrary, it is the true lover of'music, who knows  good music and has heard it, who suffers most  acutely from the vocal gyrations of ambitious amateurs.  When the budding songstress becomes more ambitious she���or a number of them���sometimes hires a  theatre, and gives an entertainment for a charitable  purpose, although the funds of a charity would re-  main very lean if they depended on the net proceeds.  This is not nearly so bad, because a man can buy tickets and remain away. Sometimes the young woman  who thinks she can sing, when sufficiently puffed up  by compliments of friends���who also think they can  sing���drifts from being a society singer into becoming a teacher of society singing, and thus enlarges  her sphere of harmfulness. All these things considered, it is painfully evident that something must be.  done to curb the ambitious untutored voice, which  otherwise' threatens to disrupt amateur, entertain-  . ments and v\ reck many happy homes.  To-night, J. W. Bengough, the cartoonist, will be  heard for the first time in Nelson, at the Opera  House. Mr. Bengough has been a feature in Canadian political life for a quarter of a" century, and carries with him mental maps of the faces of our leading  public men. To-night he will not only sketch the  political leaders, but will also dash off a half-dozen  or so local celebrities.  Next Tuesday evening, the Nashville Students  will give an entertainment at the Nelson Opera  House, which will include jubilee songs, camp meeting scenes, plantation dances, all the latest coon  songs and a cake walk. The Nashville students have  been before the public for years, and are recognized  as artists in their particular Hue. They claim to be  the originators of rag-time music -and'; the best living  delineators of high-class negro comedy. Their entertainment will in all probability attract a large audience. : ��� A'A ���  Various more  or less refined  methods of torture  During the year now drawing to a close, there, have  been erected in Nelson nearly a dozen business blocks  \* ���=,r*i-S3*jj��i-_^ _  8  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  that would attract attention in any city in Canada.  These buildings are all of the most substantial character, and will long remain as monuments of the  faith their owners had in the future of, Nelson. The  building erected by Mr. Mladden on the corner of  Baker and Ward 'streets will add greatly to the'  attractiveness^of that locality. It stretches half way  from Baker St. to Victoria St., arid the Council would .  be consulting the convenience of the' public if, immediately on its completion a sidewalk was laid  down from Baker street to the bridge. It , is not  asking too much of the Council to contribute towards  making the improvements ofprivate citizens profitable.  There was much signfficance in the instructions  of General Buller to the garrison commander at  Ladysmith : " Act on the defensive until the arrival  of the Rocky Mountain Rangers."  , Harry McLean, the Nelson druggist, was married  at Choteau, Montana, last Wednesday, to Miss  Jennie Drake. Mr. and Mrs. McLean arrived in  Nelson last night.,  Miss Helen Gould has more, common sense than  William Jennings Bryan. She is not going to worry  about the harem of the sultan of Sulu until she has  satisfactorily solved the political problems having  reference to the harem of. Congressman-elect Roberts  of Utah, which is considerably nearer home.  Hon. George Foster says history fails to show a  set of men who had betrayed their trust as had the  present Liberal Government. Of course Mr. Foster  refers to English history, which has never had much  to do with men of the Tarte stamp.  W. J. Goepel will act as gold commissioner during  the absence of Mr. Turner in England. Mr. Goepel  is one of the most efficient officials in the Provincial  Government service.  The Nelson fire department will give a smoker at  the Opera House, Tuesday night. The fire brigade's  smokers were among the most enjoyable social events  of last winter.  The situation in Kentucky as a result of the election is favorable to the creation of a fresh crop of  feuds to be handed down for several generations.  The trial of J. W. Anderson, charged with robbing  the Molson's Bank, Winnipeg, of $62,000, developed  some sensational features, not the least of which was  the; acquittal of the prisoner. The trial was of interest to the citizens of Nelson, from the-, fact that a  former resident of this city, Mr. N. E. Hagel, defended Anderson. Mr. Hagel is one of the leading criminal lawyers of Canada, and his defence of the young  bank clerk did not detract from his reputation. Anderson was very fortunate in securing such an able  lawyer.   , Mr. Hagel literally tore the evidence of the  principal witness, Davis, into shreds, and that young  man left the court, with a character that, will take  him some years to live down.  T. Leo Peel has just returned from,a trip to Europe,  which included a visit to London, Paris and Brussels. Mr. Peel spent some days in Paris during the  Dreyfus trial, and was an interested spectator of  many thrilling scenes in the French capital at /that,  time. , The excitement consequent upon the war in  Sputh.Africa was at its height before Mr. Peel's departure from England. He was in London the day  the Australian troops, started for Cape..: Town, and  says that the scene was simply- beyond description.  He observed that British Columbia was becoming  better known in the Old Country, and further iufor-,  mation is eagerly sought by intending emigrants.  Mr. Peel received a hearty welcome after his three  mouths' absence from his   many   friends  in   Nelson.  ' . "      -        P.G.  Two Handsome Gifts.  Without doubt the publishers of the Family Herahl  and Wrckly Star of Montreal, have this year excelled  themselves. The two pictures, " Battle of Alma,"  in colors, and " Pussy Willows," are now being distributed to subscribers, and we must say they are  most attractive. The publishers of the Family Herald and Weekly Star know no lirhit in improving  that great paper to please its readers. ' That wonderful paper, iucluding both the pictures for one dollar  a year is certainly a record breaker, and every house  in Canada should take advantage of it.  The British School  Boy on Kruger.  (Pall Mall Gazette.)  Among a number of amusing school-boys' essays  contributed to the current Cassel's Saturday Journal,  is the following by a 3'outhful  essayist, *ged  ten :--  " Kruger and Kannerbulism is one. , He is the  man of blud. Mr. Chamberling has wrote to him  sayiu' come out and fite or else give up the blud of  the English vyou have took. He is a boardutchman  and a wickid heethin. lord Kitchener has been sent  for his boary blud and to bring back the scanderlus  head ded or alive."  Christian.Scientists Object.  (New York Press.)  ChicagoJShristiau^Scientists are objecting to the  study 6f physiology in the public schools. When  you :get right'down to the root of the Christian Science philosophy there isn't an}' human body and  there aren't any public schools.. According to this  amusing sect, the Creator's,motto was, '" What's the  good of anythin  13   *  Nothing!"  '1 he latest English golf story is told by Justice  Lawrence on. himself. A He is an ardent golfer, and  recently in court had to ask a boy witness whether he  knew the nature of an oath. "Sure," was the answer, "ain't I your caddie ?"  wmmsmms^mim/m\m^ms^^&ms^S^;^^f^.?' ���"Jt'MijTSi -wft  ffSi CURRENT COMMENT  What About the Precedent ?  (Ottawa Citizen.)  The Laurier-Tarte government made a mistake at  the commencement of the present war through failing  to , appreciate the attitude of public opinion or the  strength of the imperial sentiment in Canada. Premier  Laurier allowed himself to be over-ridden by Mr.  Tarte to the extent of refusing to offer troops to the  Mother Country. The storm of indignant protest  which went up from the English-speaking Provinces  brought the Government to its senses, but in the  meantime Tarte had put himself on record in the  strongest possible terms against creating a precedent,  and Sir Wilfrid declared that if Britain , wanted Canadian troops she should ask for them. The constitutional question was also raised, and it has been asserted that the Government cannot furnish troops  without first obtaining the consent of Parliament.  Affairs have been moving rapidly in Canada during  the past few months. The people of the Dominion  have risen to the occasion if the Government has not,  and the people have shown their temper in a manner  unmistakable.  Sir Wit aid Laurier has executed a volte face under  the pressure of public opinion, and now he appears to  be in a hopeless tangle.  Yesterday the Government decided to offer a second contingent to Great Britain. In doing this, Mr.  Tarte and his precedent are ignored ; also the constitutional question, because if Great Britain accepts,  the contingent will have to be despatched immediately without time to call a special session of Parliament. In any event, the pressure of public opinion  on the Government has proved Scionr-ei* than that of  "the leader of the administration," and there does not  seem to "02 anything for Mr. TaA.e Lodo but to resign.  He has placed himself on record as opposed to the  offer oi" a contingent of Canadian troops for imperii,  service, but the cabinet has decided to ignore him.  Of course, in making the offer, the Government ?s  actuated by a desAe to try to square itself with the  people of Canada, who have, almost irrespective of  party, denounced the soriy exhibition which resulted  from the prevalence of i arteiau influence over Laurier  on the first occasion. In order to do this Sir Wilfrid  has had to practical!}'' throw Tarte overboard.  decided to insure the lives of the members of the Canadian , contingent. <Tt is now announced that the  Government was unable to arrange for the insurance,  the excuse given-being-that the Standard company  asked too high a premium. Is this, the real reason,  or did some of the members of the cabinet object ?  ,   What Stampeded the Mules.  (Hamilton Spectator.)  The Boers' battle song will be a hard thing for the  British to go up against.    Here it is :  Waal hoognou in onsheldre lug,  Transvaalsche vrijheidsviag,  Onz vijonde nou siju weggevlug,  Nou bliukt 'n blijer dag.  Some Mule'Voyageurs Needed.  (Toronto Telegram.)  The British in South Africa seem to be suffering  from a lack of accomplished mule-whackers. It might  be well for the Laurier government to ask whether the  war office would not appreciate the help of a corps of  trained diplomats who have learned how to reason  with mules on the pack trails of British Columbia.  Kitchener as a Courtier.  (Events.)  Queen Victoria was greatly interested with Lord  Kitchener when he was in England, and asked him in  the course of a private interview if what she heard of  him was true���that he did not care for any woman.  He replied that it was true, .\ith one exception. The  Queen asked for the name of the exception, and was  much amused when the gallant SirdaV replied, "Your  Majesty."  How It is Composed.  (Samia Canadian.)  In connection with the appointment of chaplains  for the Canadian contingent, the statement is made  that of the one thousand men who compose the regiment, six hundred belong to the English church,  three hundred are Presbyterians, fifty are divided  among the various Protestant denominations, and  fifty are Roman Catholics.  It is Up to Mr. Tarte to Deny This.  y    (Hami I toil Spectator.)  The Liberal newspapers  make  the  announcement  with a great flourish of trumpets and belittled the efforts of Sir  Charles   Tupper   when the Government  Getting Ready for the Enquiry.  (Toronto Mail and Empire.)  Bole, the,threshing machine gentleman, who worked  in West Elgin, has retired to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Cahill, who; also hugged the machine in West  Elgin, is in Buffalo. W. T. R. Preston, who conducted the election, is leaving London  for   Russia   to  ���House's  Hanufactured by  Are  For Sale'by  Straight^Cut B. HoU|de & Co., Better That!    Humphreys & Pittock  Cigarettes  Quebec  The Best  Baker St., Nelson, B..C.  ���SB '10  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  get more Doukhobors for Mr. Sifton. Lewis, the  statesman who served in both West Elgin and North  Waterloo, has gone to Chicago. Linklater is still in  Detroit. All the, West Elgin ballots have been  burned. So the Ontario Government is thoroughly  prepared for an investigation. j '        \  o  debenture issue, although the rate of interest is the  lowest at which bonds have ever been placed by  Victoria. ��� ,  Victoria City Bonds.  (Colonist.)  The purchase by the B. C. Land & Investment  Company of city bonds at a premium, although' the  interest is only 4 per cent., is one of the best advertisements'the city has had for a long time! No financial concern is in a better position to know the  standing of Victoria than the B. C. Land, and no one  concern represents a greater amount of taxable property within the city limits. With a large amount  ������ invested in city real estate, the company has come  forward and taken up a city bond issued at a premium. What better guarantee of confidence in the  future of Victoria can be asked than this ?: . It is a  notice to the world that an institution, in the best  possible position to judge,of the value of city,, debentures, was prepared to give more for them than any  one else and more than had ever been obtained for a  New   Westminster's Progress.  (Columbian.)  Less than a year has now elapsed since  the Council, chosen as a citizens' ticket, began its labors ;  and  the visible results of those labors, jointly   with   the  enterprise of   the   citizens   themselves,   which   was  largely encouraged and stimulated by the confidence  which a good and   competent   Council   inspired, are  before the ratepayers to-day,'in the almost phenomenally restored town, as regards buildings, private and  public (including municipal), and sidewalks, culverts, D  cribbing, bridges, etc., to replace those, destroyed by  the fire.    There are other visible results of the work .  of the present Council during the current year, some  of which are not so obvious., There is the splendidly  renewed ferry, which, during the year, has been put  upon a basis of $250 a month clear gain  to  the city,  over the situation before; , that; is to say, being now  run by the city directly, it pays all expenses  (inclhd-  ing $150 a month for inerest and sinking fund,  and  repairs, that was formerly a dead   burden), and   re-  .���.Humphreys & Pittock...  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Next to Nelson Hotel, Baker Street,  Telephone No. 93   AH  Leading  Newspapers  A-gents for  Victoria Colonist  Seattle Times^  s. f. bulletin . .���.  S. F. Call ,  Nelson Economist  Nelson Miner  Nelson Tribune  Victoria Times  Toronto Mail and Empire  New York Sunday World  Vancouver News-Advertiser  Winnipeg Tribune  Winnipeg Telegram  Toronto Globe  And Other Periodicals.  C/GARS  . AND  * *  ��� ��� c* resi*��������'  California Fruits  Received Daily  OsSer & Gurd,  Ash, Lady Aberdeen, Lily Fraction, Minto  Fraction and Haddo Fraction Mineral Claims,  situate in the Nelson Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.  Where located:   On Morning Mountain.  Take notice that I, John McLatchie, P.L.S T  of Nelson, acting as agent for Herbert T. Wilson, Free Miner's Certificate No 21,969 A,  David T. Mowat, Free Miner's Certificate No.  21,718,A, and Malcolm Heddle, Free Miner's  Certificate No B 11,611. intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for Certificates of Improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining Crown Grants of  the above claims.  And further take notice that action, under  section  37, must be ��commenced   before   the  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 14th day of October, A. D. 1899.     -  .Iohn McLatchtk.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in  Mines and Real Estate  Baker Street,  ...Over...  Bank of Halifax  Nelson, B. C.  Camps supplied on shortest  notice and lowest prices.  Mail orders receive careful  attention.  Nothing bht fresh and  wholesome meats and supplies  in stock.  m  SI  '  ,tj  J  1l  it  BffiSBBXEHEESE THE NELSON ECONOMIST  11  g  ')  turns $100 a month clear into the city treasury ; and,  besides, all this, is now a thoroughly equipped , fire  boat, ready for instant service the whole twenty-four  hours round,, as against its proved useless condition  before. Other visible results of the work of the  Council for the year, that only require to be pointed  out to be appreciated, are the placing of the water  works, and fire^ protection service generally, in a  thoroughly effective condition���the reservoir having  been overflowing at all seasons of the year���the,securing of several important new industries, the^niak-,'  ing of advantageous terms for the city ��� both with the  C. P. R. and the Tramway Company, the benefits of  which' will accrue in the near future. What might  be termed an invisible, though a very material and  inost important, result is the establishing and even-  improving of the city's finances and credit, during  the year, and thus restoring and increasing the confidence of the financial arid investing public to New  Westminster securities and, enterprises.  ed to have given the following "free " rendering of  I. Corinthians, xv, 52 : " The trumpet shall sound   and we shall be hanged !"     0  An   Amusing Biblical Blunder.  (New  York Tribune.)  ��� Sir Frederick Gori Ouseley used to tell a story  about'the famous Clarendon .Press at Oxford which  shows how very easily serious blunders may be made.  It was when a new edition of the Bible' was cominsr  ��uit, and not till the .final revision of .the text, when  i'i another' moment it would have been irrevocably  fixed in immortal t3^pe, that the printer was discover-  Got a Reputation.  , ���'       (New York Sun.)  Another  disputed   chapter   in- Admiral, Dewey's  career Has been written right through the , revelations  of his recent courtship.      Evidently before the Span-.,  ish war began he had been told, as   a   reply   to  his  application for speciaj consideration, to   "go and get  a reputation."      He went   and got it, but the orders  .that drove him to Manila   apparently   were   neither  Secretary L,ong's nor Governor Roosevelt's.  The Best Irish Sentiment.  (Kingston-Times.)  A number of representatives-of Ireland'in the British parliament, and a proportion of Irishmen in Dublin, in the United States and Canada, have by word  and deed manifested their sympathy with the present  enemies of Britain in Africa.      These,   however,, do  not represent the sentiments of Irishmen  as a whole.  But rather is the majority represented by the men in  . the ranks of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers/who at  the  risk of their lives, stormed the  position   held  by the  Boers on the hill near Gleucoe  and  drove  them  off  with great slaughter.  ^^<^<��^<��*><�� ���^4>i��^  ���^ss  -^ ip^i      ^  <**  us, for now is the time.  We have the largest supply of Groceries,  Crockery, Etc., in Nelson.  A  ^2iwcX'��MMA��f>iB^5^S5ta^LV vii fcSiSSeaSK'ZSSaff .tf3^*>i^^fct3��2S;5^  :SSSSs��tSsSWSSeiSSSSSSSSSv  as we defy competition.  ^V^'^V'VVVVVVVVV^  JUST IN TO=DAY  GS FEET, ;?4��b,s'kitiand  HE  ���  ���  SALMON BELLIES, ^et7^!n kits' I   I  No. 1  *   Labradors.  Attention to Mail Orders.  :?��xaezG*KatLBC=  ���  $>  ���  ���  ^,  I    Postoffice Box K & W  Telephone 10  Baker Street   f  ���  ii  1  1,  /���  I.  I'M  lira; w&ir&s&BB* Ui3^^UIMPI^WA^t>4Wpew^tJMUduUl9��4��kUl/UJt^��vu ��� ���  MR. BROWN OR MR. JONES  ELIPHAIvET BROWN was a bachelor of 35 or  thereabouts; one of those men who seem to be  born to pass through the world alone.,'1  It chanced that Mr. Brown had occasion to visit a  town some fifty miles distant ou matters of business.  It was his. first visit to the place,.and he proposed  stopping for a da5>-, in order to give himself an opportunity to look about.  ,  Walking .leisurely along the street, he was all at  once' accosted by, a child of 5,' who ran, up to him exclaiming : '    "     . -  " Father, I want you.to buy me, some more  sugar'  candy."-  "Who were, you speaking to, my dear?" he inquired of the little girl.  " I ��� spoke to you, father," .said the little one. surprised. ,  '   "Really,"   thought  Mr.  Brown, ''this  is  embarrassing.    I  am  not  your father, my dear," he said.  "What is your name,?"      ��  " What a funny father  you  are,"   she said, " but  you are going to buy me some candy."  - " Yes; yes ; I'll buy you a pound if you won't call'  me father any more," said Mr: Brown nervously.,  ��� Mr. Brown proceeded to a confectioner's and  actually-bought a pound of sugar candy, which he placed '  in the hands of the little girl.    In coming out of the-  store they encountered the girl's mother.  " O, mother," said the littie  girl, "just' see   how  much candy father has bought for me."  " You shouldn't have bought her so much at a  time, Mr. Jones," said the lady. "I'm afraid she  will make herself sick. But how did you happen to  get home so quick ?   I did not expect you till night."  " Jones���I���madam," said the embarrassed Mr.  Brown, " it's all a mistake.,,   I ain't Jones at  all.    It  isn't, my  name.    I  am KHphalet Brown, of W ,'  and this is the'first time I ever came to this city."  " Good heavens! Mr. Jones, what has put this silly  ' tale into your head ?   You have resolved to  change  your name, have you ?  Perhaps it's your intention to  change your wife?"  Mrs. Jones' tone was now defiant, and this tended  to increase1 Mr. Brown's embarrassment.      c ��� '  ���" I haven't any wife, mada'm ; I never  had  any."  ' ��� And do you intend to palm this tale off upon me ?"  said Mrs. Jones, with excitement. "If you are not  married, I'd like to know who I am?"  " I have no doubt you area most respectable lady,"  said Mr. Brown,,"and I conjecture, from   what  you.  have, said," that  your  name  is Jones; but  mine is  Brown, madam, and always was."  " Meliuda," said her'mother, suddenly taking her  child by the arm, and leading her up. to Mr. Brown,  " Meliiida, who is this gentleman?"   ���  " Why, that's father !" was the child's immediate  reply, as she.confidently placed her hand in his. <-���  "You hear that, Mr. Jones; do you? You hear  what the innocent child says, and "yet 3'ou have the  unblushing impudence to deny that you are my   hus-  CERTIFICATE OF SW1PRC"\/��S3��NTS. ] ^���^���^/%/&*��^^y-r<}y^&'Q^ ���%,*�����  Yakima Mineral Claim, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Jvootena?  District.  Where located : On Sandy Creek, adjoining  Tough Nut Mineral Claim.  Take notice that I. John McLatchic. P.i^.S.,  of the city ot Nelson, acting as agent for  Columbus M. Parker, Free Miner's   Certili-  da  for   pose of obtaining a Crown Grant ot the above  claim.'  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must bo commenced before the  issuance of such Certificate oflmprovements.  Dated this l'Jth day of October, A. \D. 1899.  Joux MoLatoiue.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  .4-  m  HEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B. C,  .   BRANCHES AT  ROSSLAND  1 SANDON  TRAJL  THREE FORKS  NELSON  KASLO  L SANDON THREE FORKS SLOCAN CITY &  "East End," "Sunnysidc" and .-'Badger"  Mineral Claims, situate in the Nelson Mining  Division of West Kootenay District.  ���"Vhcre located : On Toad Mountain, cast of  and near the'-Grizzly Bear'1 Claim.  Take notice that I, A.S. Fa well, asrent fur  E. J. Palmer. No. W,91i) A, as to two-thirds,  and J. IT. Wright, No. 23,01'.! A. as Lo onrnhird  undivided interest in said claims, intend, sixty  days from-1 he date hereof, to apply to the  Mining Recorder ior Certificates of Improvements, for ;hc purpose of obtaining Crown  Grants of the above claims.  And further take not'ee that action, und^r  section 37, must be commenced before tin.'  issuance of such Certificates ol'lmprovomcnis.  Dated this lGth dav of October, KSOn.j  20-10-99 A. tf. F.ViUVELL.  ���'V 11F.N you buy  vinnrraw<nnnnnnnr^^  OKELL& MORRIS'  O'KELL & f     jj n  <=-S  Preserves^  MORRIS'    I lull I SddCUOd  c{   you get- what are pure .British Columbia  o{   fruit and sugar, and your money is left at  )o     !l(l!llP.  v^'O'TT^rTyjLiliLQJLJULQJLaJUl SLSiSUL^SLSLSLSLSLSUULSLSLSL*.  Are absolute y the  PUREST AND li��i,T.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Tiger Mineral Claim.; situate in the Nelson  Milling'Division--'of West Kootmiay District.  Where located :f About live miles west from  Nelson, near Eagle Creek.  Take notice that 1, Arthur S. Far we 11, agent  for George A. Kirk, Free Miner's Certificate  No. 88,385, intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder; for a  Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose  of obtaining a Crown' Grunt of the above  claim.  And further take notice that action, under  , section 37, must, be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 15th day of August, 1S99.  23-S-99.. A. S. FARAVELIi.  TiS !  g^if  &i^  Mm ai^'SBpgsisg- 'Sj  fa \i 15 i * &J? a_�� fe.��  I"? Ja��� a a  u< y I u-c I ^   &a t y?iy k 4 ii 0 i kj  Gome in and   inspect  our  Spoons, Cutlery and House  StOCK  of Carvers,  Furnishing  LgS.  %?%&%$ M 'Issia."  mponers or nea  iMauumMM  ��aiii��8ii^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST  13  ^ band! The voice of nature, speaking through the  child, should overwhelm you. I'd like to know,,if  you are not her father, why' you are buying sugar  candy for her ? I should like to nave you answer that.  But I presume you never spw her before in your life?"  " I never did���on my honor, I never did. I told  her I'd give her the sugar candy if she wouldn't call  me father any more."  ' 'You did, did you ? Bribed your child not to call  you father ! O, Mr. Jones, this is infamous ! Do you  intend to desert me, sir, and leave me to the cold  charities of the world ?    And is this your first step?"  Mrs. Jones was so overcome that, without any  warning, she fell, back upon the sidewalk in a fainting fit.  Instantl}* a number of persons ran to her assistance.'  " I don't know her," said Mr. Brown.    "She isn't  my wife ; I don't know anything about her !"  ,   " Why, it's. Mrs. Jones; ain't il?"  "Yes, but I'm not Mr. Jones."  "Sir," said the first speaker sternly, "this is no  time to jest. I trust that you are not the cause of the  excitement which must have occasioned your wife's  fainting fit.    You had better call a coach  and  carry  her home directly.".  Brown saw that there was no use to protract the  discussion by a denial., He, therefore, without contesting  the point, ordered a  hackney  coach  to the  spot. Mr. Biown accordingly lent ah arm to Mrs.  Jones, who h^d somewhat recovered, and was about  to close the door upon her.  " Why, are you not going yourself?" f  "No!    Why should I ?" ���   ��� ���  '' Your wife should not go alone ; she has hardly  recovered."  . Brown < gave a despairing , glance at the crowd  around him, and deeming it" useless to make opposition where so m����ny seemed thoroughly convinced  that he was Mr. Jones, followed the lady in.    ,  " I���I���don't  know,"   said  Brown ,, " where  would wish to be carried ?''  "Home, of course," murmured Mrs. Jones.  "I don't know"   you  Hi  No. 19 H street,"'said the gentleman already introduced, glancing contemptuously at Brown.  ,  " Will yon help me out,, Mr. Jones ?'' said the lady.  " I am not fully recovered from the fainting fit into  which you cruelly drove- me."  " Are Lyou sure that I am Mr. Jones?" asked  Brown, with anxiety. 0  "Of course."  "Then," said he, resignedly, "I suppose I am.  But if you believe me, I was firmly convinced this  morning that my name was Brown, and, to tell you  the truth, I haven't any recollection of this house."  r Brown helped Mrs. Jones into the parlor; but, good  heavens! conceive the astonishment of all when a man  PATENAUDE BROTHERS  JEWELERS AND OPTICIANS  Fine Watches a  Specialty  NELSON, B.C.  THE HALL STREET GROCER  Family Groceries  Ever}*- L,ine Fresh.  Fruit in Season.  WADDS BROS,.  Photographers  VANCOUVER and  NELSON  Near Pbair Hotel, Victoria Street Nelsou.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Balmoral Mineral Claim, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District.  Where Located: On the Hall Mines' Wagon  Road, V/i miles south of iNeison.  Take notice that 1, John McLatchic, aet-  ingas agent f<>r E. W. Cleverslcy, Free Miner's  Certificate Mo. 21,781 A, E. J. Moore, Free  Miner's Certificate No. -21,782 A, and Peter  Meegan, Free Minor's Certilicate No. 21,783 A,  intend, sixty dayd from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of  Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  a Crown Grant of the above claim.  ' And fin ther take notice that action, under  section SI, must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 16th day of September, 189H.  A'.'  JOHN MeLATCIilE.  CERTIFICATE OF IRK   ROVEMENTS.  The, Delight. Woodstock, Calgary and Atlantic Mineral Claims, situate.in the Nelson  Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  -���Where located : On Toad Mountain, about  one mile west of "Silver King" Mineral  Claim.  Take notice that I, John AfcLnichie, P.L.S.,  ot tlie City of Nelson, acting as agent for the  Delight Gold Mining Company, Limited. Free  Miiiers's Certificate No. B 2P>,GR7, intend, sixty  days from the date hereof, to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improve-  ments.ffov the purpose of obtaining Crown  Grants of the above claims. "  ���  And further take notice that action, under  section h7. must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Iniprovemenfs.  Dated this sixteenth day of August, 1S89.  John McLatchie;  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Drummer Mineral Claim, situate in the  NelsoivMining Division of AVest Kootenay  District.  Where located: On westerly slope of and  near the headwaters of Hover Creek.  Take notice that I, John McLatchie, P.L.S.,  of the City of Nelson, acting as agent for Robert Rennie, Free Miner's Certificate No. B     - "   - " Cer-  R. Jones, Free Miner's Certificate No. 21,818 A,  intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to  apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate  of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37,must be commenced before the issu  ance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this second day of October, lSHi).  John McLatchie.  Dominion and  Provincial  Land ���'.. Surveyor,  Opp. Custom House, Nelson B. G  CLUB HOTEL  Corner Stanley and Silica Sts.  RATES; $ 1 per day end up.  Schooner Beer, io cents  E. J. Curran, Proprietor.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Golden Eagle Mineral Claim, situate in the  Nelson' Mining Division of West Kootenay  District.  Where located: On the south side of Red  Mountain on Hall Creek.  Take notice that T, John McLatchie, P.L.S.,  of Nelson B. C. acting as agent for G. A.  Kirk. Free Miner's Certificate No.SS^STi, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply  to the Mining Recorder for.a Certificate of  Improvements, for the. purpose of obtaining a  Crown Grant of the above claim  And further take not ice that action, under  section 37. must be commenced before the  ���issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this twenty-third day of August, 1899.  John McLatchie.  Express and Draying  Having purchased the express and dravin  business of J. W. Cowan, we are prepared to  do all kinds of work in this line, and solicit  the patronage of the people of Nelson. Orders  left at D. McArthur & Co's store, northwest  corner Baker and Ward streets, will receive  prompt attention:   Telephone R5.  GOMER   DAVIS.  Tinsmithsng  Plumbing  AND  Heatin  Josephine Street  STARTLERS  Nelson.  IN PRICKS OF  ���AT���  Thomson's   Book   Store.  li  i  ! 1  i >i  ' j  '. 1  ��� i  ��H u  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  was discovered seated in an easy chair, who was the  ver}' fac-simile of,Brown in form, feature and every  other respect. .  ���" Gracious !'" exclaimed the lady, "which is my  husband?"  An explanation'was given, the mystery cleared up,  and Mr. Brown's pardon sought for the embarrassing  mistake. ,   ���  Brown has not since visited the place where '"his  "Comedy of Errors" happened. ��� London Evening  Neios. '  When the Maples Turn to Gold.  This is the .title of the design of what is doubtless  the handsomest and most artistic cover page ever  issued in Canada. Bunches of maple leaves of sum-  mer and autum hues, amongst which are mixed embossed gold coins; surround a picture representing  the Spirit of the Rain and the title, <l 'TaronL* SaUr-  day Night's Christmas, 1899." More beautiful symbols of'Canada's.prosperity could not be expressed.  The book itself contains sixty-four pages, profusely  illustrated by leading artists, artistically printed, and  containing stories by the most popular Canadian  writers, besides sketches a ad short descriptive para-  ra'phs.  O"  Among the'authors who  contribute  stories  to this number are Grant   Allen,   Pauline   Johnson,  Bleasdell Cameron; Mrs. Veigh, Capt. Jack Crawford,  E. E. Sheppard,, Joe T.Clark,   Phillips  Thompson  and many others.    The main-pictorial supplement  is  a copy, in its original colors, of that classic of aniiral  paintings by Rosa Bonhenr, entitled the Horse   Fair.  The purchase of this picture for $55,500 by Cornelius  Vanderbilt, its presentation to the New York   Metro-'  politan Museum of Art, and the recent death of Rosa  Aonheur and Mr.   Vanderbilt,   all   lend   interest  to  everyone who has seen or heard of the great picture.  Even the brush marks made by  the great   artist are  faithfully reproduced by embossing, and   nowhere in  an art store could the picture be bought for five times  the price of this --.superb 'Christmas   Mumber "and   it  four other supplementary plates.    Some of the stories  are very funny and all of   them   are  good, and   the  illustrations ��� are   b}^   Howard,   Sam   Hunter,  Carl  Ahrens,- W..   Goode,   Innes,   Kilvert,   Gordon   and .  Challener.    Everyone should feel  sufficient' interest  in the great interest shown by the publishers'to order  this collection of   good   things at'the , nearest   news  agents or from one of the boy canvassers.   . The pub-  lispers are the   Sheppard   Publishing 'Co.,   Limited,  Saturday N;(jht Building, Toronto, and  the   price   is  .50 cents per copy.  \\  �����  *"��' soo line  The Direct  Route from Kootenay   Country  to  All Points-:  F5D��T   &l  &��<  \ ��   U a- b& %* M  On All Trains from  REVELSTOKE AND KOOTENAY LOG  TOURIST CARS pass Medicine Hat daily for  SI. Paul, Sundays, and Wednesdays for Toronto. Friday^ for Montreal and Boston. Sanie  cars pass Kcvelstoke one day carina*.  CONNECTIONS  To and from Robson, Rossland.  7.10 ex Mm, Lv....NKLSO]S\.Ar. ox. Sun. 10.40  1S.00 daily Lv NICLSON.... Ar. daily 21.40  Morning train connects for all points in  BOUNDARY COUNTRY  Evening train connects to and from Main  Lino and Points North, and (exevpt Sundays)  from all Points in   Boundary Country.  KOOTENAY RIVER  ROUTE.  DaUv Sir Movie Daily  ^'..OO'IjV N KLSOX Ar. Ui.'io  Connects Kootenay Landing with Crow's  Nest. Brancli trains.  KOOTENAY  LAKE���KASLO  ROUTE.  13x. Sun.               Str. Kokanee Kx. Sun  10.00 Lv N101. SOX A j. 11.00  Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, to Armenia  and return, leaving Kaslo at 20.00k.  SANDON  AND SLOCAN  POINTS.  D.00. ex Sun. Lv. ..NELSON. .Ar. ex. Sun. 14.20  4 hours���NELSON  TO   ROSSLAND���hours 4  oors  ?  ashes and  Turned Work  Brackets and Office Fittings  ���zrj^nrz f a izp i-jSsaswKsnj  p f*v��^ ifivI- (T> &"Q      S.�� a P ^S Msts S-?���>" <f���*��ft T<> F>5 >"-'*<s ff%.?]} ��>      ?< fa "Tf ��*fft S"3 ��? S"& �� ?\  ���<z&>  eg?  COMflA NDINO ATT ENTs ON  is simply a matter of being-  well dressed.  Those who wear garments  cut-and tailored by us will receive all the attention .a well  dressed man deserves.  Our .winter suits of Harris  HomesDuns are" marvels of  good quality, good style and  good workmaship. The  value is" great  If <o�� &   &&'&     %M ����!<?��**** ��%  k/-&  ' KOOTENAY LAKE SAW MIL  For rates   and   full   information   address  nearest local agent, or .A-'. ���  C. E." Beasley, City Passenger Agent,  ...���A RAW. Drew, Agent, Nelson.'  W. F. Anderson, E.J. Coyle,  Trav. Pass. Agent, A. G. P. Agent  Nelson. B.C. Vancouver, B. C,  Lumber,  >��   Lath,  Shingles.  G. O. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.   .  Orders   Promptly   Filled   and : Sash & Doors  Satisfaction   Given.      Nelson 'Mouldings,  Yard, Foot of Hendryx Street.  Turned Work.  3  ~Ju^i^^tWiW��-aMHajmMB5JMH����Kl


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